Monday, January 31, 2011

Bobbi Brown Tibi Peony & Python Beauty Kit (Neimans Exclusive Preview)


There are a few previews of the upcoming Bobbi Brown & Tibi collaboration for the Peony & Python collection floating around the web. We finally have our first glimpse from Neiman Marcus in an exclusive preview set which includes the following ($95):
  • Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer (new) - a cool pink with gold flecks
  • Pink Lilac Brightening Gloss (repromote) - pink lilac shimmer
  • Black Mauve Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (repromote) - taupe purple bronze
  • Two Mini Brushes



I bought this mainly because of the new Pink Peony Bronzer & the cute zippered pouch it comes in. Pricey for just 2 things but I am nearly out of my Pink Lilac gloss and can easily re-gift the Black Mauve Shimmer Ink gel liner. To breakdown the cost by full-sized individual product, Illuminating Bronzers $33 + Gel Liner $21 + Brightening Gloss $22 = $76, which means you pay $19 for the pouch and two mini brushes. Unfortunately the two mini brushes are pretty crappy - the blender brush sheds like crazy and the gel liner brush is too small in the handle to get an easy grip with your hand. Pretty disappointing.


As disappointing as the brushes are, the colors are beautiful Pink Peony is a cooler and slightly deeper version of Maui & Antigua Illuminating Bronzers. I thought Antigua/Maui were pinkish, but Pink Peony is more of a true pink while the others are warmer. Pink Peony is also a more pigmented version of Pink Sugar Shimmer Blush (which goes on sheer on me). Here are the comparisons:


Black Mauve Shimmer Wash is a repromote. Bobbi Brown Gel Liners are among my favorite for gel liners. Here it is compared to a few other brownish & purple colors from Bobbi Brown. If you haven't checked out Black Mauve Shimmer - definitely do!


The Brightening Glosses are sheer but luminous. I love these alone, over liner or over lipstick for a soft sheen. The texture is smooth and semi-thick, but not too sticky. They do have that annoying bristle brush which can get messy from inserting back into the tube. I love everything about Bobbi Brown's glosses from the small simple packaging and texture and scent but I keep hoping one day she will change the brush tip.


All the comparisons swatched:



Overall lovely! If you don't have the gloss or gel liner I think it's a decent deal. As much as I hate the brushes in this set, I find they are usable and ok for touch ups - just far below the quality of her full-sized brushes. Brands need to take lessons from Laura Mercier who produces wonderful mini brushes in her sets & palettes which I find are of excellent quality (not identical to her full size, but still very very good).

10 comments:

  1. i'd buy it JUST for the Pink Peony Bronzer *eyes twinkle* ... but i've never purchased a bronzer in my life... i'm more of blush-kind-of-girl. could i apply this in the same way as a blusher? or is there a tip for bronzers? thanks for the sneak peek sabrina x

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  2. These produtcts are all georgous, big fan of Bobbi Brown! Can't wait to see your looks with them on!
    Thanks for sharing
    XXX

    www.tendancefeminine.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, what an awesome little kit! I love the python print and those colors are all fantastic.

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  4. I'm surprised they call it a bronzer when it looks more like a blush? Nevertheless, the pink color is beautiful. I'm a huge fan of the black mauve shimmer. Great color and wear time as well!

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  5. Oh boy...did not need to see this. I love everything about it and it reminds me of the fantastic Cocoa Mauve set with sand pink blush, cocoa mauve gel, iced mauve e/s, and the berry mauve l/s--that was absolute perfection in a kit.

    I am curious to know if Peony is going to be released as an individual item? Not that I'd mind getting the set, but I'd rather have 2 Peony's + 1 gel than the brushes and l/g.

    She always knows how to turn those basic staples into something wonderful and *necessary*!

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  6. Thanks so much. I love it when you feature BB.

    Nina

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  7. Def looks more blush than bronzer but I don't care! It's gorgeous, all of it! Funny, I've been thinking that a soft shell pink frosted nail polish is what I want for summer- and the BB Pink Lilac lip gloss is exactly the colour I have in my head (I get these bizarre obsessions re colours...)
    Pity about the cr@ppy brushes...but everything else is so lovely maybe we can forgive them... *wants*

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  8. Pink Peony looks kind of peachy in the pictures... but nonetheless totally gorgeous. I'm a such sucker for pretty blush.

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  9. Pink Peony is so pretty! Glad to know the value of this set isn't spectacular though. I'm so confused as to why Pink Peony is called a bronzer though...?

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  10. Thank you Sabrina, I am wondering how does pink peony illuminating bronzer compare to BB peony blush. I love antigua that I use as a bronzer in winter time, but I guess taht If peony is pinker, it can just be used as a blush.
    will see, personnally I am waiting for the eye pallette and the new rich lip color.

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